Elon Musk Wants to Drop Nuclear Bombs on Mars to Prep it for Humans

Elon Musk Wants to Drop Nuclear Bombs on Mars to Prep it for Humans

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is on Twitter again and this time he is sharing one of his old plans. On Friday morning, the entrepreneur took to the social media platform to share his idea of nuking Mars once again.

Nuke Mars!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019

Before you start to think he is some comic book supervillain, it should be noted that he wants to nuke Mars to make the freezing planet more habitable for humans. It is an idea he already shared on the Stephen Colbert show.


T-shirts on the way

Ever the jokester, Musk then tweeted that he would soon have t-shirts with his Mars-nuking plan. This garnered him quite some attention with people coming up with their own versions of the t-shirts.

Here is a T-shirt! https://t.co/Btc8incqtY#nukemars#nukemars! #colonizemarsnow

— PrincipledHuman (@Geopilot) August 17, 2019

T-shirt here pic.twitter.com/ueK043Rv44

— Niv Dror (@Nivo0o0) August 16, 2019

Not to be outdone, Musk tweeted his own version of the Nuke Mars t-shirt. A simple black t-shirt with a picture of the planet.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2019

He also tweeted a link to his SpaceX website where the t-shirt is available for sale a mere few hours after announcing it. Well, that was fast!

Back in 2017, Musk published an article in the journal New Space discussing how humans could potentially build a colony on Mars in less than a century. Now, SpaceX is testing a prototype version of its rocket to Mars called Starship which could one day carry humans to the Red Planet.

However, before he can achieve all that, Musk needs to ensure SpaceX is solvent. The firm had to lay off 10% of its workforce just last December.

Watch the video: Why Nuking Mars is a Bad Idea (January 2022).